Activities,  Family

Lolo and Lola’s Golden Wedding Anniversary

Fifty years, seven children, four grandchildren. My grandparents have a lot to be thankful for, yes?

Last Saturday, our family got together and had a small celebration of my Lolo and Lola’s golden anniversary.

We rented 3B, a private resort in Antipolo, for a day of swimming and singing.

I love that dress!
My mom: “Ano ba yan, hawak-hawak mo pa yang Tanduay Ice mo sa pictures. Tomador!”
Me: 🙁

I didn’t have my point-and-shoot so I used my iPod to take pictures. I Photoshopped the hell out of these photos to make them halfway decent.

A couple of my aunts and my baby cousin.
Even shitty photos look good when Photoshopped with a vintage effect.
Fun fact: that day, I was supposed to just swing by then go to school because I had a test. My family, being awesome, said, “Fuck that shit, gurl, come swim with us!” (non-verbatim)
Aren’t they cute?
It’s been a tough week for me, physically, mentally, and emotionally. The stress has definitely gotten to me: my sleeping pattern and digestion are shot (TMI: I even threw up a couple of times, I was so nauseous). Spending time with my family helped me unwind and made me feel better.
 
Dear Lolo and Lola, I know there’s no chance you’re reading this, but if you are, hi! I love you guys and wish you both happiness and health. 🙂

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

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